Why I don’t give a hoot about my daily 10,000 steps this month

Ever since activating my Fitbit about a year ago, I have constantly synced it with the app on my phone to check the number of steps I've gotten and to make sure I've achieved at least 250 steps every hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If it means I've gotta walk through the hallways …

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Crying over cookies

Let me tell you something pretty embarrassing. You can laugh, it's okay. I laughed at myself. But yeah, so I cried over some cookies on Friday. The setup: Three other people in my office building and myself organized a bake-off. We've had a chili cook-off four years running, and this year we wanted to add …

On perfection

Anyone else have those things as a kid you assumed you'd grow out of when you became an adult, but found out as an adult that you don't grow out of something unless you actively work on growing? Maybe that's confusing. I'll give some examples. Two o'clock in the afternoon: I'm not afraid of the …

Wedding planning: The search for the reception venue

It's happening, folks. Full-blown wedding planning. Just kidding. Sort of. This past weekend, I traveled back to my hometown of Paducah, Ky., the location of Cory's and my wedding. I had three objectives: get fitted for - and order - my wedding dress, measure my grandparents' barn (the exact location for the wedding) for decorating …